A Masters student from the Department of Psychology has been awarded a fully funded PhD studentship from a major UK charity to pursue his research on armed forces veterans and problem gambling.

Glen Dighton, who is studying for his MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, was awarded the nationally competitive funding by the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm.

Glen was one of 12 candidates interviewed to discuss his application. After an anxious few days, he then learned that he was one of two applicants chosen to receive this prestigious funding, which totals approximately £60,000 across three years.

Glen’s PhD project is entitled “Gambling on civvy street: Assessing the impact of gambling-related problems on UK armed forces veterans and their families”, and will be supervised by Dr Simon Dymond (Reader in Psychology) and Dr Alice Hoon (Lecturer, College of Medicine).